posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 03:12 AM
Originally posted by charles1952
reply to post by ExCommando
We need to appreciate that they are a MASSIVE part of the world, and if they are insulted by movies and pictures of their most revered
figurehead, then we SHOULD NOT draw pictures and make fun of their most revered figurehead. End of story.
Is this sentence logically different?
We need to appreciate that they are a MASSIVE part of the world, and if they are insulted by women in short skirts, eating pork, and worshipping
Jesus, then we should not allow short skirts, pork, and Christianity. End of story.
Will you tell us what rights we should try to keep after we give up free speech? Where do we stop?
Don't put words in my mouth.
I'm saying some retarded American made a movie which insulted a large group of people - which has resulted in deaths.
Are they right in doing this? Of course not, and I emphatically made that statement, to ensure that thick headed people wouldn't jump to the
conclusion that I am pro-sharia law.
I am simply saying that I think "freedom of speech" has been taken to the nth degree - to the point where people go out of their way to insult
sensitive issues, knowing the ramifications, simply so they can "express their freedom of speech".
It's the same as a child taking a stick and smashing a hornets nest, and then saying "Well I have the liberty to do this because I have freedom of
action", whilst crying to his parents that he has been stung.
We need to unwrap the sugar coated reality; actions have consequences.
I need to PUT THIS IN CAPS so my message is clear; I do not believe that the consequences are right. I do not believe that violence is the answer.
I was on the ground in 2001, side by side with American troops - I was one of the first on the ground in Afghanistan. I would hope that noone would
question my loyalty to our way of life, because nothing could be further from the truth.
However, I am a realist, and I know that an eye for an eye doesn't work - violence does not work.